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El Chaleco

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Avenida Costa del Sol, 37, 18690 Almunecar, Spain
+34 958 63 24 02
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant "El Chaleco" specialising in French cuisine are located in...
The restaurant "El Chaleco" specialising in French cuisine are located in Almunecar. We will be pleased to invite you to a quiet and accessible atmosphere. Lydie, Renaud and their team will be happy to give you an idea of the little extra touch of French living. Opened in 1997, "El Chaleco" has tempted their customers with their dynamism, seriousness and pricing policy for many years. Indeed thanks to our professionalism, we can offer you for only 21,95 €, a first course, a main course of meat or fish with bread and a nice dessert as well. All selected to your own taste from the menu and without any additional charge, even the taxes are included. Almunecar possesses an exceptional climate and an..... El Chaleco restaurant.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best restaurants in this area

French cusine, the card says and that is true. Traditionel dishes cooked to expectation. Everything, meat/fish, of high quality - well this is a no shortcut restaurant, and I like the honesty and a chef who knows his whereabouts culinarily. Unfortunately only indoor dining, but that way the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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DK
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

French cusine, the card says and that is true. Traditionel dishes cooked to expectation. Everything, meat/fish, of high quality - well this is a no shortcut restaurant, and I like the honesty and a chef who knows his whereabouts culinarily. Unfortunately only indoor dining, but that way the focus is on the meal. It is so great to have a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Sir, I would like to thank you for this great review about your recent dinner at restaurant El Chaleco We are really happy that you took the time to comment your experience on Trip Advisor. The support of our guests is extremely rewarding for our team and we really appreciate your compliments about our friendly and attentive staff. The satisfaction... More 

UK
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Having been eating at El Cheleco for many years when visiting our home in Spain it is still our favourite. Renaud has just added some new dishes to the menu and having tried four of them in the last few weeks I can only say Wow!! they are delightful. My last visit was for my Birthday week and what a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Madam, Sir, We read carefully your opinion on the restaurant El Chaleco. To start thank you for taking the time to write to us. Thanks also for your loyalty, and come visit us when you go to Almunecar.je am happy to know that our new menu you like. The Team thank you very much for all your kindness we hope... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We revisited this restaurant and am pleased to say that apart from the slight changes to the menu nothing has changed. This lovely restaurant seats around 40 covers and so making a reservation is essential. The quaintness of this charming restaurant is plain to see. The service is perfect, always attentive without being intrusive and I have to disagree with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Mister Franckie In the name of the restaurant "El Chaleco" we want thank you for your good commentary,big thank you for the time you took to write your review Any team thanks you again. Best regards Restaurant El Chaleco Almunecar Lydia,Renaud carmen,Stephane. More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On our latest trip to Spain we revisited this restaurant in October 2014 after being suitably impressed back in April 2014.I was pleased to see the restaurant owners had taken on board my suggestion of giving a bit more space between tables. On this last visit we were both pleased to see that the service and quality of the food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Mr, Les A. A big thank you for the time you took to write your pleasant view to the restaurant El chaleco in Almunecar.We have all been touched by your friendly criticism. The entire team of the El chaleco thank you still Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More 

Ireland
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Congratulations to the team on achieving a Mitchelon Bib. Had a wonderful lunch here recently and can only advise readers to pay a visit for lunch or dinner if you are in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Mr, Conagra A big thank you for the time you took to write your pleasant view to the restaurant El chaleco in Almunecar.We have all been touched by your friendly criticism. The entire team of the El chaleco thank you still Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Have been visiting this restaurant almost every summer since 2010. Consistently good food, with a sophisticated (albeit somewhat limited) menu. Good service, good wines, a pleasant atmosphere, and well-prepared food have always ensured a pleasurable and rewarding experience. It's great value for the money (very reasonable prices, given the quality of the food!), and a sure bet if you want... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Really large a thank you for all your praises, we read with attention your opinion and we very sincerely thank you for the kindness of your remarks. Thank you as for time as you devoted has to write your criticism. The team this joint has me, Lydie, Renaud, Carmen, Stephan. More 

North Wales
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had several meals here and always enjoyed what we had. Not the cheapest but fresh and interesting menu. Will try again next time we are in Almunecar.

Was this review helpful? Yes 23
LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Mr, A big thank you for the time you took to write your pleasant view to the restaurant El chaleco in Almunecar.We have all been touched by your friendly criticism. The entire team of the El chaleco thank you still Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More 

Coventry England
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From the moment you walk in the door the service is friendly and highly efficient. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is calm with tables full, yet not crowded, and all enjoying quality food. From the amuse Boucher to the dessert the evening ran smoothly and we all left as content customers. The three course menu at around €21 was good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 32
LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Mister Simon Cove, Whole team of Chaleco thank you for the note that you give us We are at your service to make you spend a pleasant time. Any team thanks you again. Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane More 

Herzele, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

After read all the wonderful (old) reactions we were ready for a decent meal. The offered dishes were very very far from delicious. My wife nearly ate anything. Okay, the price is low, but everywhere in Spain we ate (much) better in the same price range. As there were no other guests this is obviously not a place to look... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience in our restaurant El Chaleco. However I would like to extend my most sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced at El Chaleco. I really can understand your disappointment. I would like to assure you that we constantly strive to achieve only the... More 

Norway
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

First time at this restaurant was very nice and it must have been some 15 years ago. Been there 4-5 times. The owner is very kind and gives you a warm welcome, but the pace of innovations equals zero. Belive it or not but the meny haven't changed since 15 years ago. Honestly. . That is not good. Too booring... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Mr Brattisand, I wish to acknowledge your comment concerning your recent dinner in our restaurant El Chaleco. First I would like to assure you that we constantly strive to achieve only the highest levels of quality, service and hospitality and I truly regret that we fell short of our goals. I would like to extend my most sincere apologies... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Costa del Sol, 37, 18690 Almunecar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Almunecar
  • Phone Number: +34 958 63 24 02

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 22
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The restaurant "El Chaleco" specialising in French cuisine are located in Almunecar. We will be pleased to invite you to a quiet and accessible atmosphere. Lydie, Renaud and their team will be happy to give you an idea of the little extra touch of French living. Opened in 1997, "El Chaleco" has tempted their customers with their dynamism, seriousness and pricing policy for many years. Indeed thanks to our professionalism, we can offer you for only 21,95 €, a first course, a main course of meat or fish with bread and a nice dessert as well. All selected to your own taste from the menu and without any additional charge, even the taxes are included. Almunecar possesses an exceptional climate and an..... El Chaleco restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?